Ruling himself out of the chief ministerial race, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said he will not take any post of power and will now be seen only in organisational and advisory capacity while in public life.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday attacked senior NCP leader RR Patil for his controversial comment on the criminal background of an MNS candidate who is in the poll fray against Patil in the latter's home turf.
Chairperson of National Commission for Women (NCW), Lalitha Kumaramangalam, on Saturday slammed former Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil for his 'rape after elections' remark and termed it as a 'reprehensible statement'.
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Home Minister RR Patil were two of the prominent leaders, who filed their papers on the last day of filing of nominations on Saturday for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls, which will witness five-cornered contests in all the 288 constituencies.
Claiming the government is making a "mockery" of fitness by making candidates run five kilometres during the ongoing police recruitment drive, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today asked if Home Minister RR Patil was himself fit to govern.
Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil on Thursday said he was misquoted by the media while reporting his speech, and a message should not go out to the women in the state that the Home Minister was "helpless" to protect them.
Giving a clean chit to Home Minister R R Patil over his reported comment on checking rape, Maharashtra Assembly Speaker said he would see if there could be a code of conduct for the media for coverage of legislative proceedings.
At a time when the whole country is debating the issue of women`s safety, the Maharashtra Home Minister on Wednesday said that even if the government provides one policeman for every house, crime against the fairer sex can`t be stopped.
With objectionable posts on social networking sites triggering violence over the past week, the Maharashtra government is mulling action against not only those who upload them but also against those who "like" and forward them, state`s Home Minister RR Patil said on Monday.